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New York Magazine’s Feature On Terry Richardson Is Just As Depressing As Expected

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New York* magazine’s feature on Terry Richardson is here and it paints an even more disturbing picture of the creepy photographer.

I knew about the numerous sexual abuse accusations against him, but nothing about the extent to which Richardson is a seriously disturbed person. New York recounts how Richardson used to hear voices in his head; he has attempted to commit suicide numerous times, starting when he was 14. He’s a former heroin addict who has relapsed throughout his life. He’s been violent since childhood, once getting arrested after throwing his own mother across the room. None of these are reasons to discount any talent people might see in his work, of course. (Personally, I think his work is overrated.) But they all seem like good reasons to me for Richardson not to have quite as much power and influence as he does, and particularly not to spend much time around barely-legal young women. Keep reading »

New York Magazine Allegedly Working On Piece Positing Terry Richardson Is Innocent

  • New York magazine is allegedly working on a cover story that portrays celebrity photographer Terry Richardson sympathetically against claims from young models that he has sexually assaulted and coerced them, according to a source who spoke to Jezebel. Richardson has previously called allegations against him a “witch hunt.” The source told Jez that “the girls have no idea that they are going to be the losers.” We’ll have to wait and see. [Jezebel]
  • Usher has spoken up to defend his protege Justin Bieber: “I can tell you that he hasn’t always chosen the path of his greatest potential, but he is unequivocally not a racist.” [The Grio]
  • Kris Jenner said that she “never really gave [it] a second thought” that Jay Z and Beyoncé didn’t show up to Kanye and Kim’s wedding. Yeah, right. [US Weekly] Keep reading »

10 Revelations From Joe Jonas’s New York Magazine Confessional

10 Revelations From Joe Jonas's New York Magazine Confessional

In fairness, practically every word of Joe Jonas’s first-person piece in New York magazine is a revelation to me, as I have basically gone out of my way not to know anything about the Jonas Brothers other than Nick is the hottest one. But I have had some assumptions about the JoBros in general based on what little has managed to slip through, and this incredibly juicy profile of the middle Jonas squashed almost all of them. Perhaps there is nothing new here for fans, but I’m pretty sure most of y’all don’t walk among us anyway. Keep reading »

Why It’s A Good Thing That Men Are Reflecting About Masturbation

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“I’m resetting my dick and my brain,” said Greg Barris of his decision to give up porn, sex and masturbation.

Barris is one of the men featured in New York magazine’s piece about the male anti-masturbation movement. According to the piece, a number of men are reflecting on their masturbation habits — even abstaining from “fapping” altogether in order to be able to perform better with women and to be better men in general.

Thirty-two-year-old Henry compared the feeling of not masturbating for a long period of time to being on antidepressants. He reported feeling more alert, younger and far more attracted to women, better able to communicate with them, better able to perform in bed.

In my personal sexual experience, I’ve found this introspection about porn, masturbation and sexual performance, to be a growing trend amongst the men I sleep with. More than three of my sexual partners have expressed the sentiment that “porn is screwing me up.” Keep reading »

New York Magazine’s Incredible Hurricane Sandy Cover

Suck It Sandy!
Just a little note on staying safe during the hurricane. Read More »
Inappropriate Tweets
From celebrities during Hurricane Sandy. Read More »
Stuck At Home
When you start going crazy because you haven't left your house. Read More »

Such an astonishing photo, which shows how half of Manhattan went black when the power went out following Hurricane Sandy. There are still many people without power, heat, and hot water who need our help, so please check out this list of resources. [NYMag.com]

The Soapbox: Please, Can “Hipster Sexism” Not Be A Thing?

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Oooh, that was a poor life choice, Lena Dunham. Read More »
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All of The Frisky's posts about sexism. Read More »

I have very mixed feelings about a piece on NYMag.com’s blog about “hipster sexism.” The authors Alissa Quart and Lauren Sandler author Alissa Quart described “hipster sexism” as:

Hipster Sexism consists of the objectification of women but in a manner that uses mockery, quotation marks, and paradox … ads, photographs, television shows, films, and T-shirts, which represent young women being defined, but always ironically — with a wink and a nod — by their sexuality and/or bodies.

Old Sexists (or Classic Sexists), they explain, are Republicans in Congress — people my parents’ age — whose outdated beliefs about gender and sexuality could be attributed to just not getting with the times. Hipster sexists “should know better,” the authors write, but don’t, and try to pass it off as funny and/or ironic.

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